Varanasi was also called Banaras or Kashi and is situated on the banks of Ganga River. It is in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India and is regarded as one of the holiest places. It is an old city and is respected by the Buddhists and Jains too. According to the legends, this city was founded thousands of years ago by Lord Shiva. Many epics mention this city and it is considered one of the seven holy cities in India. Make a trip to this sacred place by booking the Varanasi Tour Packages. It is the ultimate pilgrimage place for the Hindus and the oldest city. The river Ganga flowing here is believed to wash away the sins of humans. The Jains believe this to be the birth place of the twenty third Tirthankar Parsvanath. Philosophy, art, craft, culture and devotion has flourished here since ages. This place is associated with spiritualism and Sanskrit. Enrich yourself by visiting this holy place with Varanasi Tour Packages.
Varanasi Tour Packages is a medium to visit the well known attractions of Varanasi. The famous Kashi Vishwanath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Gold had been used to plate the spire which is about 15.5 meter high. Aurangzeb has destroyed this temple and replaced with a mosque. Remains of the temple still remain and today the mosque and temple lie next to each other. This temple attracts many pilgrims every year and one should not miss a visit to this famous temple with Varanasi Tour Packages.
The Durga temple is also an important temple which has been made on the Nagara style. It has many layers of spires on top of each other as its shikhar. The Bharat Mata temple was built by Shiv Prasad Gupt. A statue of Mother India is shown as an undivided India. This was inaugurated by Gandhiji. Another temple to see with Varanasi Tour Packages is the Tulsi Manas Temple which is dedicated to Lord Ram. This temple is said to be at the site where Ramcharitramanas was written by Tulsidas.
The other place of interest in Varanasi which can be seen with Varanasi Tour Packages is the Bharat Kala Bhavan. This is a museum with a large collection of sculptures and paintings. It has paintings of the Mughal courts and sculptures of archeological importance. Varanasi has many Ashrams which have survived for many centuries. Some of the noted ashrams and maths are Shankaracharya Math, Dharm Sangh, Kabir Math, Gopal Math, Kinaram and Radha Swami Bag. Many yatras take place here throughout the year since Varanasi is a place of religion.
Kashi yatra is a sacred ritual which is believed to help in salvation. Visit the ghats of Varanasi with the Varanasi Tour Packages. These ghats are the holiest spots and many people gather here to take a dip in the sacred waters of Ganga. This is said to relieve one of the sins. One has to cleanse oneself mentally and physically here. The popular ghats here are Manikarnika, Harischandra, Assi, Kabir and Dasaswamedh ghats. Make a trip to with Varanasi Tour Packages to the place which is a unique combination of supernatural and metaphysical elements.
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